Having already used the term “singularity” in the previous point, we like to define it in more detail. Basically, it involves a perception perspective, which will subordinate all other superficial experiences – if we allow it to happen. The degree of permission is depending on the personal experience or how far someone has integrated this personal insight.
Singularity means in our context, the unity of all that is, not in a metaphorical, but in a very fundamental spiritual sense. Everything is connected to everything and the separation perceived in our everyday consciousness is a mere illusion – in Sanskrit, it is called “Maya” or based on a well-known sci-fi classic we can also call it “Matrix” here. It is comparable to the situation of a dreamer, who awakens and finds out, that every person, every object, every action and every concept created within his dream, is indeed himself and he himself was the one, who subconsciously controlled everything, even if he was not aware of this fact during dream state. Of course, there is also the possibility of becoming “lucid” during REM sleep, but that’s another topic.
This analogy should only help us to illustrate, what we mean by the singularity. Extrapolated into our everyday experience, this means, that we recognize, that even everyday reality emerges from an all-embracing collective consciousness or spirit, which has split itself into myriads of individual fragments. The experiences that you are one with all these fragments or individual organisms and also with the totality of all these units – a form of super-consciousness. This super-consciousness is also known as the higher aspect of everything and oneself, it is the unity that is closest to what is mythologically associated with God. Aside from the fact that this God neither judges nor evaluates.
Scientifically, you can approach this perspective with the Big Bang theory. Since we don’t want to be dogmatic here, we are not claiming that this scientific statement is accurate or complete, but it is a good visual example and because of that quite useful, as it is one of those ultra-conservative doctrines, that everyone heard of before, but which actually no one can really imagine.
“According to the Big Bang theory, all matter in the universe was once reduced to one microscopic particle – all matter we see in the universe has once been a material singularity“
Even though most people are barely able to abstract, that there is a force in the universe, that is capable to squeeze their car into the size of a dice, still, this idea of a physical singularity is perceived as being more credible compared to the concept of a spiritual oneness. However, the majority of people has accepted the physical singularity of the universe as a scientific fact, whereas the concept of spiritual oneness is less accepted, even though all great wisdom teachings report about it. That may be because the spirit or the consciousness is hard to objectify by Western science. Nevertheless, it is evident. It is the experimental observer in quantum physics scenarios, where depending on this very observer the experiments take a different outcome.
For all the people who do not have the personal inner experience of the unity of all, this theory remains dare, and so it remains irrelevant to their daily lives, such as the Big Bang itself. It remains a mere concept, a belief or even a mental pathology, but for those, who have experienced it, it changes everything. This personal perception may become aware spontaneously, or it is triggered by contemplative exercises like meditation or Tai Chi. It is also possible to induce these states of consciousness by pharmacologically means like LSD, ayahuasca, DMT. There is also the technique of Holotropic Breathwork™, which was developed by Professor Stanislav Grof. However, the methods of “pharmacologically” induced transpersonal states of consciousness are risky and therefore it is not recommended by us.
For us, the “singularity of all that is” is a fact, thus it forms the moral and ethical foundation for all our actions, which means: “Treat your next person, just like you like to be treated yourself!”. According to this, we do not follow this moral concept because we submit to any script, but rather because our “next person” is truly an aspect of ourselves.
From this notion, the widespread psychological truism arises, which says, that characteristics or aspects, which we condemn in “other” people, often (always) reflect something, that we have not yet recognized in ourselves or which we have not accepted yet.